The state Senate stymied a bill moving the primary from August to June on a 35-30 vote Monday. Supporters say voters are more likely to turn out earlier in the year rather than in the heart of summer vacation season.
The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza
A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota
The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.
Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.
South Minneapolis tenants declare rent strike; allege unsafe conditions
A group of Powderhorn Park residents say they'll withhold May rent due to health and safety concerns.
Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school
Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.
Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election
The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.
3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove
The company's violations spanned more than two decades.
Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Appeal to find man, 30, missing near Mille Lacs Lake since early April
Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police issued the appeal.
House narrowly approves move to June primary
By a one-vote margin, the House approved a bill that would move Minnesota's primary election from August to June. Backers of the idea say it would boost turnout because there would be fewer summer vacation conflicts. Others worry a longer campaign season would add to the high cost of running for office.
As expected, Minnesota primary draws small number of voters
Early estimates from the Secretary of State's office Wednesday indicate that approximately nine percent of Minnesota's eligible voters turned up for Tuesday's primary election, compared to the approximately 15 percent that came out for the primary two years ago. Possible factors in the disparity include the shift of the primary date from September to August for the first time, and the lack of any high-profile statewide contests.
Michele Bachmann on GOP primary: Voters are 'really kind of tired of this'
Minnesota's congresswoman was back on camera Friday morning in an interview with MSNBC. She said voters are feeling "a lot of fatigue" as the Republican primary drags on.
Thompson wins GOP primary battle for US Senate in Wisconsin
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson won a four-way Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin. Thompson will face Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the general election this fall. Democratic incumbent Sen. Herb Kohl is not running for his fifth-term.
Walz challengers taking congressional campaign to primary
Allen Quist and Mike Parry plan to run in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District primary election in August. Neither candidate received enough votes after 23 ballots at the Republican endorsing convention to run against DFL Congressman Tim Walz.
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